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Network Readiness Index 2010-11: Indonesia, Sri Lanka & Bangladesh advance

The World Economic Forum has issued its Global Information Technology Report which includes the NRI rankings. I find the sub indices always more instructive but for now, only the top line aggregate rankings are discussed.

The big winner, among the countries LIRNEasia works in and the WEF covers, is Indonesia, advancing from 67th place in 2009-10 to 53rd place in 2010-11, a massive jump of 14 places. Sri Lanka has advanced six places from 72nd to 66th. Bangladesh advances three places to 115th, from 118th.

Thailand, sadly, drops 12 places to 47th (still ahead of India, Indonesia and Sri Lanka). Nepal drops seven places down to 131th in rank. India drops five places to 48th rank (but is still ranked high among the lower middle income countries). Both Philippines and Pakistan drop one place each to 86th and 88th ranks respectively.

There is much work to be done in emerging Asia, it seems.

The full report can be downloaded here.


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